On the Horizon: The Nobel Prize Comes to Mississippi
AS YOU approach Oxford, Mississippi, the first thing that greets you, floating on the horizon, is the silver bubble of the water tower, on which, as you draw closer, you may read painted in bold black letters: OXFORD-HOME OF OLE MISS.
Oxford also happens to be the home of William Faulkner, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. But, although he has brought world renown to this small community (population less than 5,ooo) where- in he has lived most of his fifty-three years, it’s not very likely that the slogan on the water tower will ever be replaced with: OXFORD-HOME OF WILLIAM FAULKNER.
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